16 October 2012

Timing of Smith & Nephew third quarter results

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, will announce its results for the third quarter ended 29 September 2012 on Thursday 1 November 2012 at 11.00am GMT/7.00am Eastern time.  This will be followed by a conference call for financial analysts at 12.30pm GMT/8.30am Eastern time, which can be heard live via audio webcast on the Smith & Nephew website at www.smith-nephew.com and available on the site archive shortly afterwards.

For those individuals who wish to dial into the call a listen-only service is available by calling +44(0) 20 7136 2055 in the UK or +1212 444 0412 in the US (passcode 7433755).




Kim Gunthorp


Smith & Nephew plc


 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7401 7646




Charles Reynolds

Smith & Nephew plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7401 7646

Justine McIlroy


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959




About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people's lives.  With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith & Nephew has almost 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2011 were nearly $4.3 billion.  Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

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